Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Opus 2023-133: Attitude Definitions

There is a difference between lazy and efficient.  My wife will say I am lazy.  I don’t remember hearing that when I was getting up every morning to go to work while she slept in but I would hear it on week-ends.  We obviously have different understandings of the two words.

Lazy is when something that needs to be done is put off.  I don’t mean a few minutes.  Usually it is put off forever or until it will kill you, whichever comes first.  There is suffering associated with it because what needed to get done damages the chances of survival.  Thus if I don’t hoe the corn the harvest is smaller and someone goes hungry.  

Efficient is when something that does not need to be done is ignored.  I don’t think I ever made a bed until I was approaching retirement.  I don’t know that anyone ever went hungry because of it.  I don’t think our home insurance ever required a bed check.  Eventually I got to where I enjoyed the look of neatness enough to make it each morning but I don’t think I ever got my salary raised because I did that.  Why make a bed when you are going to mess it up a few hours later?  Inefficient.

Check your definitions and adjust your attitude.  

homo unius libri

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